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The Resource Off the map : tales of endurance and exploration, as told by Fergus Fleming

Off the map : tales of endurance and exploration, as told by Fergus Fleming

Label
Off the map : tales of endurance and exploration
Title
Off the map
Title remainder
tales of endurance and exploration
Statement of responsibility
as told by Fergus Fleming
Title variation
  • Cassell's tales of endurance
  • Tales of endurance
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
198550
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fleming, Fergus
Dewey number
910/.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Explorers
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tales of endurance and exploration
Label
Off the map : tales of endurance and exploration, as told by Fergus Fleming
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [489]-493)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 1. The age of reconnaissance: To the heart of the Mongol Empire : Marco Polo (1271-95) -- The wanderings of Ibn Battuta (1325-55) -- Sailing west to America : Christopher Columbus (1492-1506) -- East to the Indies : Vasco da Gama (1497-9) -- A passage to the Pacific : Ferdinand Magellan (1519-22) -- Adventures in the Amazon : Francisco de Orellana (1541-6) -- The quest for the North-East Passage : William Barents (1594-7) -- Mutiny in the Arctic : Henry Hudson (1610-11) -- Looking for a North-West Passage : Luke Foxe and Thomas James (1631-2) -- Colonizing the American wilderness : René La Salle (1669-87) -- pt. 2. The age of inquiry: Linking Russia and America : Vitus Bering (1725-42) -- Measuring the world : Charles-Marie de la Condamine (1735-45) -- In search of the great southern continent : James Cook (1768-79) -- The conquest of Mont Blanc : Horace-Bénédict de Saussure (1760-88) -- Into the heart of South America : Alexander von Humboldt (1799-1803) -- The great trigonometrical survey (1800-66) -- Across the American wilderness : Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (1803-6) -- Furthest into the Arctic : W.E. Parry (1818-27) -- Across Canada's badlands : John Franklin (1818-25) -- The quest for the Niger : Hugh Clapperton and Richard Landler (1821-31) -- The road to Timbuctoo : Gordon Laing and René Caillié (1824-8) -- Four winters in the Arctic : John Ross (1829-33) -- Charting the Antarctic : James Clark Ross (1839-43) --
  • The search for Franklin (1845-59) -- pt. 3. The age of endeavor: Crossing the Australian continent : Robert Burke and William Wills (1860-1) -- The source of the Nile : Richard Burton and John Speke (1857-65) -- The conquest of the Matterhorn : Edward Whymper (1865) -- The great survey : the pundits (1865-1902) -- Marooned off Greenland : Paul Hegemann and Karl Koldewey (1869-70) -- An Arctic drift : Charles Hall, George Tyson and the Polaris (1871-3) -- Across the dark continent : David Livingstone and H.M. Stanley (1871-7) -- The discovery of Franz Josef Land : Carl Weyprecht and Julius von Payer (1872-4) -- Britain's fight for the North Pole : George Nares (1875-6) -- A Siberian disaster : George De Long (1879-82) -- Tragedy on Ellesmere Island : Adolphus Greely (1881-4) -- Skiing to the North Pole : Fridtjof Nansen (1893-6) -- By balloon to the top of the world : Salomon Andrée (1897) -- Across the Sahara to the Congo : Fernand Foureau (1899-1900) -- Italy's northernmost : the Duke of Abruzzi (1899-1900) -- The Pole at last? : Robert Peary and Frederick Cook (1908-9) -- The race for the South Pole : Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen (1911-12) -- Alone in the Antarctic : Douglas Mawson (1911-13) -- The Imperial TransAntarctic Expedition : Ernest Shackleton (1914-16) -- The conquest of Everest? : George Mallory and Sandy Irvine (1924) -- By airship to the North Pole : Umberto Nobile (1928)
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
x, 518 pages
Isbn
9780871138996
Lccn
2005047849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocm59881659
  • OCoLC
Label
Off the map : tales of endurance and exploration, as told by Fergus Fleming
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [489]-493)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 1. The age of reconnaissance: To the heart of the Mongol Empire : Marco Polo (1271-95) -- The wanderings of Ibn Battuta (1325-55) -- Sailing west to America : Christopher Columbus (1492-1506) -- East to the Indies : Vasco da Gama (1497-9) -- A passage to the Pacific : Ferdinand Magellan (1519-22) -- Adventures in the Amazon : Francisco de Orellana (1541-6) -- The quest for the North-East Passage : William Barents (1594-7) -- Mutiny in the Arctic : Henry Hudson (1610-11) -- Looking for a North-West Passage : Luke Foxe and Thomas James (1631-2) -- Colonizing the American wilderness : René La Salle (1669-87) -- pt. 2. The age of inquiry: Linking Russia and America : Vitus Bering (1725-42) -- Measuring the world : Charles-Marie de la Condamine (1735-45) -- In search of the great southern continent : James Cook (1768-79) -- The conquest of Mont Blanc : Horace-Bénédict de Saussure (1760-88) -- Into the heart of South America : Alexander von Humboldt (1799-1803) -- The great trigonometrical survey (1800-66) -- Across the American wilderness : Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (1803-6) -- Furthest into the Arctic : W.E. Parry (1818-27) -- Across Canada's badlands : John Franklin (1818-25) -- The quest for the Niger : Hugh Clapperton and Richard Landler (1821-31) -- The road to Timbuctoo : Gordon Laing and René Caillié (1824-8) -- Four winters in the Arctic : John Ross (1829-33) -- Charting the Antarctic : James Clark Ross (1839-43) --
  • The search for Franklin (1845-59) -- pt. 3. The age of endeavor: Crossing the Australian continent : Robert Burke and William Wills (1860-1) -- The source of the Nile : Richard Burton and John Speke (1857-65) -- The conquest of the Matterhorn : Edward Whymper (1865) -- The great survey : the pundits (1865-1902) -- Marooned off Greenland : Paul Hegemann and Karl Koldewey (1869-70) -- An Arctic drift : Charles Hall, George Tyson and the Polaris (1871-3) -- Across the dark continent : David Livingstone and H.M. Stanley (1871-7) -- The discovery of Franz Josef Land : Carl Weyprecht and Julius von Payer (1872-4) -- Britain's fight for the North Pole : George Nares (1875-6) -- A Siberian disaster : George De Long (1879-82) -- Tragedy on Ellesmere Island : Adolphus Greely (1881-4) -- Skiing to the North Pole : Fridtjof Nansen (1893-6) -- By balloon to the top of the world : Salomon Andrée (1897) -- Across the Sahara to the Congo : Fernand Foureau (1899-1900) -- Italy's northernmost : the Duke of Abruzzi (1899-1900) -- The Pole at last? : Robert Peary and Frederick Cook (1908-9) -- The race for the South Pole : Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen (1911-12) -- Alone in the Antarctic : Douglas Mawson (1911-13) -- The Imperial TransAntarctic Expedition : Ernest Shackleton (1914-16) -- The conquest of Everest? : George Mallory and Sandy Irvine (1924) -- By airship to the North Pole : Umberto Nobile (1928)
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
x, 518 pages
Isbn
9780871138996
Lccn
2005047849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocm59881659
  • OCoLC

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